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The earliest know use of the term Manifest Destiny was by:

John L. O'Sullivan

John Tyler joined the Whig party because he:

couldn't stomach the dictatorial tactics of Andrew Jackson

Relations between Britain and the U.S. in the 19th century could be characterized as:

generally tense, with periods of both violence and peaceful resolution

The British-American dispute over the border of Maine was solved by:

a compromise that gave each side some territory

Some people in Britain hoped for a British alliance with Texas because:

the alliance would give abolitionists the opportunity to free slaves in Texas

Texas was annexed to the U.S. as a result of:

a joint resolution rather than a treaty

the group that was instrumental in saving the soil of Oregon for the U.S. was:

American missionaries to the Indians

The nomination of James K. Polk as the Democrats' 1844 presidential candidate was secured by:

southern expansionists

The area in dispute between the U.S. and Great Britain in 1845 lay between the:

Columbia River, the 49th parallel, and the Pacific Ocean

The election of 1844 was notable because:

it was fought over a single issue

In the Oregon treaty with Britain in 1846, the northern boundary of the U.S. was established to the Pacific Ocean along the line of:

49 degrees

Those people most opposed to President K. Polk's expansionist program were the:

antislavery forces

The Whigs placed John Tyler on the 1840 ticket as vice president to:

attract the vote of states' rightists

All of the following happened after President John Tyler's veto of a bill to establish a new Bank of the U.S.

he was expelled from the Whigs party
all but one member of his cabinet resigned
an attempt was made in the House of Reps. to impeach him
Tyler also vetoed a Whig-sponsored high-tariff bill

During an 1837 Canadian rebellion against Britain:

the U.S. imprisoned several American violators of neutrality

As a result of the panic of 1837:

several states defaulted on their debts to Britain

The Aroostook War was the result of:

a dispute over the northern boundary of Maine

Most Americans who migrated to the Oregon Country were attracted by the:

rich soil of the Willamette River Valley

In the 1840s, the view that God had ordained the growth of an American nation stretching across N. America was called:

Manifest Destiny

The group most supportive of gaining control of all the Oregon Country was the:

northern Democrats

In his quest for California, President James K. Polk:

1st advocated buying the area from Mexico

In 1846, the U.S. went to war with Mexico for all of the following reasons:

the ideology of Manifest Destiny
the deaths of American soldiers at the hands of Mexicans
the desire to gain payment for damage claims against the Mexican government
Polk's desire to acquire California

President Polk's claim that "American blood(had been shed) on the American soil" referred to news of an armed clash between Mexican and American troops near:

the Rio Grande

During the Mexican War, the Polk administration was called on several times to respond to spot resolutions, indicating where American blood had been shed to provoke war. The resolutions were frequently introduced by:

Abraham Lincoln

When the war with Mexico began, President James K. Polk:

hoped to fight a limited war, ending with the conquest of California

The terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, ending the Mexican War, included:

U.S. payment of $15 million for the cession of northern Mexico

The Wilmot Proviso:

symbolized the burning issue of slavery in the territories

The Wilmot Proviso, introduced into Congress during the Mexican War, declared that:

slavery would be banned from all territories that Mexico ceded to the U.S.

The first Old World Europeans to come to California were:


The Spanish Franciscan missionaries treated the native inhabitants of California:

very harshly

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